For the defendants in the ghost scam trial to be acquitted, their lawyers must prove, by a preponderance of evidence, that they committed their crimes "out of necessity." "Preponderance of evidence," jurors are told, "means that you must be persuaded that the things the defendant seeks to prove are ... More >>
Every decade has its cult occupations, the subject of a million daydreams of the "I'm going to tell my boss to shove it and go [become a DJ / start catering / set up a used-book stall on the banks of the Seine]" variety. In San Francisco, at least, right now the fantasy job seems to involve ... More >>
A weekly series on what to do with your farmers' market impulse buys and CSA box surprises.
Makrut (Kaffir) limes have a distinguishable bumpy skin, strong tangy flavor and aromatic fragrance. The leaves and zest are used often in Thai, Cambodian, and Indonesian dishes. The inside of the fruit ... More >>
Earlier this week, Fast Company published an interesting -- and alarming, in that now ol' familiar way -- story about changing fish populations in European waters. The gist of the story is that the North Sea is warming much faster than other major bodies of water, and important cold-water species ... More >>
Dominique Crenn was born in France but has been working in American restaurants for nigh on two decades. As I was finishing up this week's review of Atelier Crenn, I talked to Crenn about her experience opening a restaurant in Indonesia, the farm she works with, and the meaning of the restaurant' ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.
Grub Street notes the reopening of the newly christened Tres. Founding partners Eric Rubin and Barry Augus may have moved on to work on their tequila brand, Tres Agaves (hence the name change), ... More >>
The past 72 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.
Both Eater and Grub Street report that Show Dogs has started serving breakfast sausages and creative hash browns. The new breakfast hours are 8-11 a.m. Monday through Friday, and when the me ... More >>
Jonathan KauffmanVolcano's beef curry, $6.95.Modern-day diners may spot a box of Golden Curry at Nijiya Market and assume Japanese importers brought curry back from the port of Kolkota, or perhaps it arrived through trade with Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta. But the story of Japanese curry is even twis ... More >>
Judgment Day plays Saturday at the Bicycle Music FestivalStringed heavy metal acts operated by bicycle power, teenage dance parties, and legendary country-folk ingénues in the park -- San Francisco has it all this weekend for less than the cost of a few pounds of organic summer fruit. Here's our ... More >>
alwinsulaiman/FlickrS.F.'s Borobudur will be on hand to make with the food.Tomorrow might be a good time to indulge in Indonesian food at the 17th annual Indonesia Day celebration in Union Square, the largest such event in the country, according to organizers. The free event also features Bal ... More >>
Don't Sound Like a Tool is SFoodie's series of audio
pronunciation guides to sort-of-common-but-not-obvious words we
keep encountering on wine lists and menus. No more shame, no more
no more godawful imitations of a language you don't speak.Five years ago, when buying coffee all you ... More >>
T. PalmerWe first discovered Sajen on the first day it sold its inaugural products, turmeric and ginger-turmeric jamu, at the World Vegetarian Day Festival. A little over one year later and the small independent company has distribution through 14 Bay Area retail partners. Beets Q is the newest o ... More >>
kewlio/FlickrThe gallery's trying to do the right thing.Hungry to support another street-food event for a good cause? The Mission's Fabric8 Galleries (3318 22nd St. at Valencia) is promising to set aside a portion of the proceeds from tonight's Street Food Friday for hurricane relief in the P ... More >>
SFSUA stinky weekend is in store...Anecdotally, your humble narrator recalls a story about a local couple who demanded their money back from an area arboretum after their wedding was ruined by an unexpected blossoming of the garden's prize corpse flower. And they don't call it a corpse flower for no ... More >>